megaproject

noun

mega·​proj·​ect ˈme-gə-ˌprä-ˌjekt How to pronounce megaproject (audio)
-jikt,
 also  -ˌprō-
: a major project or undertaking (as in business or construction)

Examples of megaproject in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web But as the prices of basic goods soar while the state spends heavily on flashy megaprojects, grumblings of discontent here are growing louder. Claire Parker, Washington Post, 10 Dec. 2023 Utah is hardly the first Western state to be enticed by a megaproject pipe dream, however far-fetched. Evan Bush, NBC News, 7 Dec. 2023 Beijing’s view of South-South cooperation revolves around its megaproject, the Belt and Road Initiative, a vast infrastructure investment program that has spent $1 trillion in the last decade. Happymon Jacob, Foreign Affairs, 25 Dec. 2023 Lately, however, as the immense cost of his megaprojects helped send the economy into crisis, Mr. el-Sisi has taken to admonishing Egyptians simply to eat less. Vivian Yee, New York Times, 18 Dec. 2023 But change is coming to Bangkok, in the form of many megaprojects, including Dusit Central Park, which is slated to open in 2024, with the 259-room Dusit Thani Bangkok Hotel and a multi-terraced roof park. Travel + Leisure Editors, Travel + Leisure, 16 Nov. 2023 The megaproject’s looming end also paves the way for a different set of international conversations, ones about future partnerships in space. Meghan Bartels, Scientific American, 21 Nov. 2023 Meanwhile, analysts are watching the progress of this megaproject carefully, seeing it as an indicator of U.S. investment in India, as well as attitudes toward China. Aakash Hassan, The Christian Science Monitor, 15 Sep. 2023 When assailed by costly, acrimony-inducing delays, the architects of ITER, JWST and other scientific megaprojects typically respond by reminding the public and policymakers that great monuments take time to build. Charles Seife, Scientific American, 15 June 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1976, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of megaproject was in 1976

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“Megaproject.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/megaproject. Accessed 20 Feb. 2024.

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